Stacking the Shelves

Posted July 29, 2017 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

Good morning, folks! Today I’m off to spend the day with my grandparents-in-law until evening, so I might not comment (or comment back) until tomorrow. It’s been a quiet week, really; I worked on reading some difficult stuff, so I haven’t finished nearly as many books as I’d like. As for new books, well… just one ARC, and a quiet week ahead too, I think. But next weekend is my paper wedding anniversary, and we’re celebrating in style by going to Amsterdam to browse their bookshops, so that might well be a busy week for books!

Received to review:

Cover of The Warrior Princess by K.M. Ashman

I was going to pass on this one, until I realised that the warrior princess in question is Welsh, and this is set in Wales! You have my attention, sir!

Finished reading this week:

Cover of Mapping the Interior Cover of The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin Cover of Life on the Edge by Joe Al-Khalili and Johnjoe MacFadden Cover of American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Four stars: Mapping the Interior, The Trouble With Physics, Life on the Edge, American Gods (reread).

Reviews posted this week:

Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie. I appreciated this one more on a reread, just like the first book. A really great trilogy, and this middle book doesn’t disappoint. 5/5 stars
Bloodshot, by Cherie Priest. I didn’t love this as much as I remembered, but there’s still so much awesome about it. 4/5 stars
The City of Dreaming Books, by Walter Moers. So much to love about this, particularly the way it bursts at the seams with inventiveness and love of books. 4/5 stars
Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by David Whitehouse. Not my favourite area of science, but still an interesting diversion. 3/5 stars

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Pet Peeves About Blogging. Featuring: why do I get spammed with my own copy?!
WWW Wednesday. The update on what I’m reading, what I’ve just read, and what I’m going to read.

So how’re you all doing?

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20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. Ohhhh A Warrior Princess seems promising!
    The girl on the cover makes me think of one of the actress on the Vikings tvshow (I don’t watch it but I’m seeing a lot of it on twitter)!

  2. Ooh, Interior! I will admit, I didn’t buy that book solely for the reason that I’m a chicken and it was “visceral”. Lol I’m serious. Was it scary or gory much?
    Your reads are very good though 🙂
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    • I found it more creepy than scary, if that makes sense, and there was gore, but it wasn’t described much that I can think of, you know? I thought it was pretty good.

  3. Just one ARC is great, especially when it involves Welsh princesses! I saw this one earlier in the week and I’m curious about it… but I have so many ARCs to get through for the August and September months, so we’ll see how that goes. 😀 I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely week, Nikki. =)

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